The Project For Sanitation Justice

The Project for Sanitation Justice was launched in 2020 with the goal of identifying and visualizing existing public restroom facilities to drive action towards more just and equitable decision-making around public restrooms in San Diego County.

Who We Are

Our academic research team is interdisciplinary, with faculty leads in City Planning, Criminal Justice, Public Administration, and Public Health, and a talented student team with expertise in the fields of Psychology, Public Health, Sociology, Social Work, and so much more!

Our lead community partner in this research is Think Dignity, a San Diego non-profit organization that advances basic dignity for people experiencing homelessness through advocacy and innovation. Think Dignity (formerly Girls Think Tank) has been advocating for universal sanitation access in San Diego for over fifteen years

What We Value

  • Collaboration and participatory research focused on equitable partnerships
  • Our community partners’ expertise, leadership, and deep knowledge of the context in which interventions and policy solutions are implemented
  • Lived experience, especially of people and groups who are often excluded from conversations about health and safety
  • Data of every kind! Data are powerful, can enable understanding of the urgency of issues, and can assist the general public, policymakers, and community organizations in informed and equitable decision-making.

What We Do

Research to provide data-informed recommendations to strategically improve access to public restrooms, and subsequently, public health, across San Diego County.